A new and highly redacted document released Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee reveals that former British spy Christopher Steele, the man behind the unverified and controversial dossier, wrote an additional memo regarding alleged Russian collusion with President Donald Trump but that the information was largely based on information provided by allies of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Lindsey Graham, R-SC, sent a criminal referral regarding Steele’s involvement in the dossier to the Department of Justice referral January 4. The criminal referral confirms that allies of Clinton and the Obama administration were providing Steele with what they deemed damaging information on then candidate-elect Trump. The Senate Judiciary Committee spent more than a month in talks with the DOJ about what parts of the referral, which was classified Top Secret, should be redacted from the document before it became public.

“One memorandum by Mr. Steele that was not published by Buzzfeed is dated October 19, 2016. The report alleges (redacted), as well as (redacted). Mr. Steele’s memorandum states that his company “received this report from (redacted) U.S. State Department,” that the report was the second in a series, and that the report was information that came from a foreign sub-source who ‘is in touch with (redacted) US State Department,’ that the report was the second in a series, and that the report was information that came from a sub-source who ‘is in touch with (redacted), a contact of (redacted) of (redacted) a friend of the Clintons, who passed it to (redacted).”

“It is troubling enough that the Clinton Campaign funded Mr. Steele’s work, but that these Clinton associates were contemporaneously feeding Mr. Steele allegations raises additional concerns about his credibility,” the criminal referral states.

In the document, Grassley and Graham noted that “there is substantial evidence suggesting that Mr. Steele materially misled the FBI about a key aspect of his dossier efforts, one which bears on his credibility.”

The pair of lawmakers also allege that Steele was compiling information on Trump and his campaign before being hired by now embattled research firm Fusion GPS, which was paid by the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton Campaign for his work.

“Pursuant to that business arrangement, Mr. Steele prepared a series of documents styled as intelligence reports, some of which were later compiled into a ‘dossier’ and published by Buzzfeed in January 2017,” the referral states. “On the face of the dossier, it appears that Mr. Steele gathered much of his information from Russian government sources inside Russia.”

According to several U.S. Officials who spoke to this reporter, Cody Shearer, a former journalist and close ally of Hillary and Bill Clinton, was closely connected to Steele and shared information with the former spy. Shearer worked in the 90s for President Bill Clinton.

Steele, whose prior work with British intelligence gave him access to U.S. intelligence and State Department officials, also appeared to be in contact with Jonathan Winer, a current State Department official who also worked under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Winer is the “State Department’s Special Envoy for Libya and Senior Advisor for MEK resettlement,” according to the State Department website.

Another connection to the second dossier, according to several sources who spoke to this reporter, is close friend and advisor to Hillary Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal. As reported several weeks ago, Blumenthal’s connection to the dossier still remains somewhat of a mystery but according to several sources he allegedly was one source that Steele used to verify certain aspects of his dossier.

Department of Justice officials declined to comment on Blumenthal or the dossier.

FBI officials also declined to comment.

Blumenthal did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Blumenthal worked as a White House aide for Bill Clinton, and later worked with the Clinton Foundation after being denied a role by Obama Administration officials with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to reports. Politico revealed that Blumenthal was being paid $10,000 a month by the Clinton Foundation.

In 2015, emails released by the State Department showed the extensive and ongoing working relationship between Clinton and Blumenthal. The emails also revealed that then-Secretary of State Clinton would seek Blumenthal’s advice on Libya, according to the emails. Blumenthal regularly sent Hillary Clinton “vaguely sourced” “intelligence cable style” briefings while she was Secretary of State.

The Guardian was the first to publish Shearers’ involvement with what is being described as a second anti-Trump dossier.

Grassley and Graham filed the criminal referral on Steele after comparing information given to the committee from the FBI to Steele’s own statements.

“As explained in greater detail below, when information in those classified documents is evaluated in light of sworn statements by Mr. Steele in British litigation, it appears that either Mr. Steele lied to the FBI or the British court, or that the classified documents reviewed by the Committee contain materially false statements,” the criminal referral states.

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85 Comments

  1. I follow you quite a bit and when I hear you are appearing on one of the Fox shows, I make sure I watch as you are my go to source for correct information. I hope all these people are held accountable for their actions.

  2. Thank you for your reporting, you are one of the few honest and great Journalist around and one I feel we can trust for accurate news. Please stay on target and never give up.

  3. Thank you Ms. Carter for all your hard work. will you sign something for me to keep before your Pulitzer Prize-Journalism is awarded. it’s a cinch you deserve it.

  4. Amazing work thank you for doing all the heaving lifting as so many “journalists’ in America have become marketing mouth pieces for one side or the other – mostly the left side. Truth is truth it has no side.

  5. Hi Ms Carter
    If you are reading this and want more detail, contact me.
    Suddenly, so many respond to the memo. Schiff and others are like puppets and the Puppet master pulling the strings is Obama. You want proof. A few people are monitoring the phone call from Obama to these people .
    It is easy to monitor cell phone with the right special equipment which the Chinese and Russian are doing by having a van within a hundred meter of Obama home.

  6. Tie it all together: as Strzok hinted ” We may have to use the Muelhler Insurance Policy”, ,pretty simple

    Sara, You are doing great,,,, you get it,,,,,,,We watch you every night on Fox

  7. Sara Carter is one of the last journalists left in this country. Of course the Pulitzer people won’t give her the Prize because she doesn’t report the “correct” news. But the people know.

  8. Clinton’s team fed Steele. Steele compiled a “dossier” by a “former British intelligence agent” (to make it sound all Jamesy-Bondy and stuff) and gave it back.

  9. It’s amazing how 2500 years ago a man made a statement that is as true today as it was then “There is no need to fear an enemy at the gate for you can hear his trumpets and see his flags! It’s the enemies within you must fear! Fellow citizens that carry treachery in their heart’s as they work to overthrow their countrymen and women for their own personal gain! I’m a Canadian but I believe that the constitution of the United States is perhaps one of the greatest documents ever written because it gave rights to the common citizen and the right to remove an unjust government. The only mistake your founding fathers made was they did not free the slaves and abolish the practice of slavery at that time. Sad to say the constitution of Canada is flawed as not all citizens enjoy the right of a trial and judgement in a court of law I am speaking of Injured worker’s falling under the WCB Act which is protected by a privative clause even if an injured worker takes them to court the Judge cannot enforce a ruling on the WCB because the only thing the judge can do is send it back to the WCB it does not mean they have to change an unjust ruling . ” So the Constitution of Canada is not worth paper its written on!” But yours is, so keep fighting for it Sara I love watching you give it those Democrats!

  10. Saw Cater Page being interviewed on The Ingraham Angle last night. He basically was doing his best Kato Kaelin imitation. He never answered simple direct questions with a simple direct answer, just some sort of vague garbled mess with a goofy smile. On the other hand he somehow got his name temporarily on a list of Trump ‘advisors’ albeit as an unpaid advisor and didn’t even go to the Trump Tower meeting when signing up to be the unpaid advisor because he said, “I had a previous enga…” where an impatient Ingraham cut him off with “you were in Hawaii” where dopey Carter Page lurched his bald head about and pretended that was kind of secret but she outed him. He is pathetic and reeks of being a Hillary plant. In this short interview, this man showed no signs of intelligence yet was teaching a class at NYU?

  11. If the Muller investigation was created to investigate Russian interference in our election and any possible coordination between the Russian government or its agents and US citizens how can it be that Muller and his team are not looking into the Steele dossier and what role it played in both our election and its subsequent influence into actions undertaken by our own government officials since the election? In addition, shouldn’t Mullers investigation be expanded to not only include Russian influence but any foreign coordinated effort to influence our election ie… Mr. Steele? Now that we’re finding out that Russian officials were providing false information to Steele which he was compiling in these dossiers please explain to me how that isn’t exactly what the Muller investigation was created for… Or is his investigation just a “Witch Hunt” as the President asserted… There really needs to be a concerted effort to apply pressure on Muller’s investigation to ensure that they investigate this aspect of Russian interference if we are to believe that “Lady Justice is Blind”. More and more it appears to this citizen she is NOT!

  12. Sara Carter, you are an excellent investigative reporter.
    I’m always happy to see you on the Hannity Show because I know that your reports are well vetted and thought out.
    I give you and your colleague Jon Solomon a lot of credit for bringing the facts to light, i.e., facts that probably would have never seen the light of day had it not been for you.

    I also applaud Sean Hannity for attacking this case like a Bull Dog, never letting up, as he gives you and the few honest reporters who are still left a forum to expose the traitors who are committing this Sedition against our country.

    Thanks for being a patriot and seeing that the truth gets out to the rest of us who care about our country.

  13. You watch Sara Carter for “correct information?” That’s like asking Trump for tips on dieting and monogamy.

  14. Yes, the FBI — an organization run by Republicans who violated DOJ protocol to smear Hillary Clinton — is the “Elect Clinton Cabal.”

    Are you guys proud to be stupid?

  15. Yeah, you don’t sound like a crank at all. Is there a reason you’re unable to write in standard English?

  16. If you’d actually read that article, you’d see that it provides absolutely no evidence that Page was “working for the FBI” or that his job was “to help catch Russian spies.” The quotations it includes make Page look like a pro-Russian [email protected], which is exactly what he is.

  17. Yeah, that’s totally what happened: they compiled a dossier on Trump and…did nothing with it during the election.

    That doesn’t sound stupid or insane at all!

  18. Whom do you watch and trust?
    I think you have the timeline reversed. Nobody is smearing “the FBI” but the list of characters who abused their authority granted to themby the People. Surely you are not pro-corruption and abuse of power by police and intelligence agents or agencies?

  19. It is not a crime to be pro-Russian and to want to do business in Russia. Shame that the Democrats went to bat for the Russian Communist Soviets for 70 years. The Russians are our sometimes allies (as in WWII) and sometimes hostile opponents, no different from some other nations. I personally detested the Communist regime of the USSR as I still do of the Communist Chinese and Vietnam and Cuba and Venezuela. However, if I do some business in China that does not make me a spy or a traitor.

    I once worked at a bank where the Soviet consulate employees routinely came to do their banking. I became friendly with two of the regular customers. They asked me to lunch one afternoon. I agreed just to see what they were up to. I happened to also have a friend who was an FBI officer. I told him about my casual friendship and he asked me to get further involved and offered money, but I refused. My family spent 2 generations as refugees from Russian and Chinese Communists. I was just interested in letting them know what they did to my family and others I knew and how much I detested their regimes and what they stood for. I also knew that what they were chatting me up to do was to send or transport documents, messages, and parcels outside of their restricted perimeter of where they were allowed to travel, according to the regulations of the day. I was going to have none of it but wanted the opportunity to screw with them at just one lunch. That did NOT make me a spy.

  20. The Washington Post, the Guardian, the New York Times, the Economist.

    You know, actual journalists who care about being right.

  21. But somehow you didn’t understand me. Here, let me cut and paste: “Is there a reason you’re unable to write in standard English?”

  22. Thank you for ignoring my comment.
    Also, your claim that “the Democrats went to bat for the Russian Communist Soviets for 70 years” is both gibberish and insane.

  23. Nobody is smearing the FBI? No, they’re just telling bald faced lies about Mueller, Comey, and McCabe, all of whom are Republicans, as well as Strzok and Page.

    And, of course, Sean Hannity and many others have said the FBI is corrupt.

    The level of authoritarian stupidity among American conservatives is beyound parody.

  24. Keep up the good work. I follow you on Fox and you inspire with your attitude for uncovering the facts.
    Wish there was a twin of you up here in Canada to uncover the corruption in our Government.

  25. You are a dumb ass.. Funny then why would you read Sara’s work if only to come on here and try to argue your bogus points.
    HRC sure would be a great President wouldnt she? Omg.. that would be Armageddon!!!
    MAGA, TrumpTrain!!!

  26. A grown man who’s unable to use proper punctuation and capitalization and says “lol” is calling me stupid.

    Good one, Cletus.

  27. I like how you ignored my completely factual comment to call me a “dumb ass” while you’re unfamiliar with standard English.

    Let me guess — 10th grade dropout? Never got the GED, right?

  28. If there’s ever a Pulitzer for Incorrect Reporting, Sara will be a strong contender. God knows she’s never right.

  29. By getting a FISA warrant to spy on Carter Page, who was, in fact an FBI spy in the Trump campaign, the FBI and others had complete access to the Trump campaign…. thru their “spying” on Page!! Trump was correct!! They were spying on him!

  30. LOL
    DiTurno, you are stupid.

    -Another grown man who thinks you are also not making it up….you are truly as stupid as they come.

  31. I’m always surprised at the left when they haven’t got a good retort. They always revert to spelling, grammar and/or name-calling. You seem to be preoccupied with “the rules of Engish grammar”. I seriously doubt that anyone commenting gives a rat’s butt about their spelling and grammar. Just a petty comment to make yourself feel superior I’m guessing… This is NOT English class.

  32. The significant failures by the FBI in the Russian “collusion” investigation occurred during the 2016 election. Because you are ignorant of true authoritarianism, I feel obligated to help you make the leap….It was the Obama FBI that abused the law to undermine the Democrat’s political opponents, just as it was the Obama IRS that abused to punish the Democrat’s political opponents.

    Indeed, Obama’s greatest legacy is using the power of government in a second rate attempt to make us just another leftist-inspired banana republic. What a tragedy that America’s first black president was such a crook, that America’s mainstream press that you trust so clearly dropped the ball, and that your ethics are such that you don’t mind.

  33. Sorry, grammar police don’t impress anyone but themselves. It takes a remarkably low intellect to think such things matter in an online forum. So, you have one fan!

  34. Of course, this means war.

    “Life During Wartime”

    Heard of a van that is loaded with weapons
    Packed up and ready to go
    Heard of some grave sites, out by the highway
    A place where nobody knows
    The sound of gunfire, off in the distance
    I’m getting used to it now
    Lived in a brownstone, lived in a ghetto
    I’ve lived all over this town

    This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
    This ain’t no fooling around
    No time for dancing, or lovey dovey
    I ain’t got time for that now

    Transmit the message, to the receiver
    Hope for an answer some day
    I got three passports, a couple of visas
    You don’t even know my real name
    High on a hillside, the trucks are loading
    Everything’s ready to roll
    I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nighttime
    I might not ever get home

    This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco
    This ain’t no fooling around
    This ain’t no Mudd Club, or C. B. G. B.
    I ain’t got time for that now

    Heard about Houston? Heard about Detroit?
    Heard about Pittsburgh, P. A.?
    You oughta know not to stand by the window
    Somebody see you up there
    I got some groceries, some peanut butter
    To last a couple of days
    But I ain’t got no speakers, ain’t got no headphones
    Ain’t got no records to play

    Why stay in college? Why go to night school?
    Gonna be different this time
    Can’t write a letter, can’t send a postcard,
    I can’t write nothing at all
    This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco,
    This ain’t no fooling around
    I’d like to kiss you, I’d love you hold you
    I ain’t got no time for that now

    Trouble in transit, got through the roadblock
    we blended with the crowd
    We got computer, we’re tapping phone lines
    I know that ain’t allowed
    We dress like students, we dress like housewives
    or in a suit and a tie
    I changed my hairstyle, so many times now
    I don’t know what I look like!
    You make me shiver, I feel so tender
    We make a pretty good team
    Don’t get exhausted, I’ll do some driving
    you ought to get some sleep
    Get you instructions, follow directions
    Then you should change your address
    Maybe tomorrow, maybe the next day
    whatever you think is best
    Burned all my notebooks, what good are
    Notebooks? They won’t help me survive
    My chest is aching, burns like a furnace
    The burning keeps me alive
    Try to stay healthy, physical fitness
    Don’t want to catch no disease
    Try to be careful, don’t take no chances
    You better watch what you say

  35. isn’t it so obvious you don’t need to ask the question? You didn’t know this from the beginning? C’mon, Andy! If you’re not cynical then you don’t understand what’s going on.

  36. like when they conned you into believing it was a good idea to bomb the besheeezus out of Libya resulting in the deaths of over 400,000, arm “good” terrorists in Syria in an attempt to get rid of Assad leading to over 500,000 dead, and supply billions in bombs to the Saudi’s so they can kill a quarter million in Yemen? How is that different from bush, DiTurno, you hypocrite.

  37. Sara – Great work. Any truth to FISC authorized Title I on C.P.? Was told Title I would allow surveillance and unmasking of DJT and anybody else that came in contract with CP (before and after). Is this true or internet BS? Thx.

  38. She will soon need a show of her own. At least until the investigations result in arrests. I’m hopeful although sickened at how difficult it is to disseminate the truth to so many victims of selective news. Normally 1/3 of a population can be brainwashed, 1/3 unaffected, 1/3 woke.

  39. Please edit your comment and place the ? in the correct position. I would venture to suggest that you change your name to either DiTrollo or DiTurdo.

  40. STFU , YOU PETTY , GRAMMAR POLICE IMBECILE …YOUR COMMENTS ADD NOTHING TO THE CONVERSATION , EXCEPT DISDAIN AT YOUR ATTEMPTS TO SHAME PEOPLE OVER TRIVIAL THINGS TO COVER FOR YOUR , YES YOUR , LACK OF AN INTELLIGENT RESPONSE ! GO PEDDLE YOUR NONSENSE ELSEWHERE DEMONQUACK !

  41. THE ONLY REASON IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO YOU ,IS BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T ONE IOTA OF COMMON SENSE , OR IF YOU DID , YOU GAVE IT UP TO SUPPORT TRAITORS NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY OR DO …LORDY , YOU’RE AN IMBECILE , BUT JUST KEEP POSTING , ‘CAUSE WE ALL NEED THE LAUGHS AT YOUR EXPENSE ….BWAHAHAHA…UNHINGED IS WHAT YOU DEMONQUACKS ARE

  42. Thank you for that wholly irrelevant comment, Sue.

    Do you always have problems following a conversation?

  43. Hey, what actually happened during that IRS “scandal?”

    You have no idea, because people like you think ignorance is an affirmative virtue.

  44. It takes a “low intellect” to think that people over the age of 12 should be able to write in standard English?

    You guys actually celebrate stupidity and ignorance.

  45. 1. He wasn’t an FBI spy.
    2. He was no longer in the Trump campaign.
    3. Even if he were, that wouldn’t have given the FBI “complete access.”

    The levels of wrongness and stupidity in your comment are pretty impressive.

  46. So I’m an imbecile because I know how to write?

    Got it. Still, I’m sorry I hurt your feelings, Snowflake. Do you need a safe space?

  47. YOU’RE THE IMBECILE WHO THINKS YOUR SO SMART YOU NEED TO CORRECT PEOPLE , BECAUSE THAT’S ALL YOU GOT …YOU’RE THE ONE THAT NEEDS A SAFE SPACE BY BEING SO ” OFFENDED ” BY ” GRAMMAR ” , BUT , REALLY , IT’S BECAUSE NO ONE AGREES W/ YOU …YOU’RE THE EPITOME OF A BIG ASS , BUTT HURT , SPOILED BRAT OF A ” SNOWFLAKE ” W/ AN EMPHASIS ON ” FLAKE ” ARE YOU TYPING FROM MOM’S BASEMENT ( YOUR ” SAFE SPACE ” ) ?

  48. YOU’RE THE IMBECILE WHO THINKS YOUR SO SMART YOU NEED TO CORRECT PEOPLE , BECAUSE THAT’S ALL YOU GOT …YOU’RE THE ONE THAT NEEDS A SAFE SPACE BY BEING SO ” OFFENDED ” BY ” GRAMMAR ” , BUT , REALLY , IT’S BECAUSE NO ONE AGREES W/ YOU …YOU’RE THE EPITOME OF A BIG ASS , BUTT HURT , SPOILED BRAT OF A ” SNOWFLAKE ” W/ AN EMPHASIS ON ” FLAKE ” ARE YOU TYPING FROM MOM’S BASEMENT ( YOUR ” SAFE SPACE ” ) ?

  49. Not surprisingly, you’re wrong. The question mark is correct where it is.

    You guys actually take pride in having no idea what you’re talking about.

  50. Sara,

    I followed you years ago on GBTV, TheBlaze, REAL NEWS…Over the last year intently following yourself and John on Hannity. You are truly a HERO to the American people for simply seeking and reporting the truth. It is so refreshing to hear from a true Journalist that is not bent on presenting political hyperbole but instead the hard facts regardless of the politics. Ironically, to anyone that was CLOSELY following the details of the 2016 election, these facts are all no big surprise. What is surprising and refreshing is that someone went the distance to methodically expose what actually occurred AND action is actually being taken to further expose it and prevent it from happening again. People like you and those in charge that are responsive are what will set us free & return our FAITH back in our government.

    THIS IS NOT ABOUT POLITICS. IT IS ABOUT DIS-FUNCTIONAL (INADEQUATE) PROCESSES IN THE FBI, DOJ THAT ALLOWED THIS TO EVER HAPPEN. THE ULTIMATE SOLUTION IS TO FIX THE PROCESS(ES) SO IT DOESN’T EVER HAPPEN.

    THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU

  51. Oh, Granny — I’m so sorry I hurt your feelings. You’re obviously a very sensitive person and I should have been more careful about referring to your obvious cognitive deficiencies. Also, English is clearly your second language, so I apologize for expecting that you’d be familiar with our grammar, or that you’d know how to spell “you’re.”

    P.S. Walmart often hires “special” people, so perhaps you could look for a job there. Just a thought.

    God bless!

  52. Hey, Granny? When you post an incoherent, all caps rant, it’s not a good idea to call other people “unhinged.”

  53. I totally agree! They might as well throw in the sexual allegations against Sidney Blumenthal also.
    Hang em’ high! that should be the new call for Hillary and her minions.

  54. You’re completely and totally out of your goddamned mind. There’s no evidence — none, zero, nada — that the FBI did anything improper, let alone illegal in this . There’s no evidence – none, zero, nada — that “Hillary and her minions” did anything illegal.

    On the other hand, Dumb Donnie has already been found liable for money laundering and defrauding people who were stupid enough to trust him. His former campaign director is indicted; his former NSA Director took a plea deal.

    You giuys are all ill-informed, unthinking authoritarians.

  55. Andrew mcCabe was…get this fired, shown the door, booted, shitcanned. You may not get this because you look at WashPo and CNN ran with “he was tired of the abuse ” bullshit. Peter was kicked into Hr. H fecking R bro. That is not a sideways move. nothing to see here please move on people.

  56. in a court of law facts are what matters opinions whether democracy or republican are irrelevant and drawing conclusions done daily on the news networks are also irrelevant without justified back up; the SWAMP is now bigger than the Everglades and the American people are fed up ; furthermore it burns taxpayers that people who committed crimes ie Louis Lerner and Andrew McCabe not only do not get await with no punishment under law and we have to pay for their corrupt retirement to the tune of millions of dollars how is that not two set of rules disgusting

  57. in a court of law facts are what matters opinions whether democracy or republican are irrelevant and drawing conclusions done daily on the news networks are also irrelevant without justified back up; the SWAMP is now bigger than the Everglades and the American people are fed up ; furthermore it burns taxpayers that people who committed crimes ie Louis Lerner and Andrew McCabe not only do not get away with no punishment under law and we have to pay for their corrupt retirement to the tune of millions of dollars how is that not two set of rules disgusting

  58. Wrong. He’s still employed right now; he’s simply using his PTO.

    And, of course, you’re too stupid to realize that you failed to show he did anything wrong.
    ]
    You guys are never right about anything, chiefly because you’re a bunch of misinformed halfwits.

  59. Did you have a stroke? That’s just word salad.

    By the way, Lois Lerner and Andrew McCabe didn’t commit any crimes.

  60. …based upon my current calculations, Sara Carter is currently batting 1000 in the Correct Information League…

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